ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Federal Minister for Food, Agriculture and Livestock, Prince Muhammad Isa Jan Baloch has said that Pakistan attaches top most priority to facilitate foreign investment in every field specially in agriculture sector. He was talking to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) delegation headed by Engineer Laith A. Mohammad of Al Dahra Agriculture Company which called on him.
The minister said there was a great scope for investment in the agriculture downstream structure like manufacturing of bulldozer, tractor and agriculture machinery in Pakistan and investment in fruit and vegetable processing plants was drastically required to be installed in the country as we were already exporting fruit and vegetable to Middle East counties.
He also informed the delegation of mega projects in the development of livestock sector all over the country including AJK as there was high demand of fruit and vegetable from Arab and other countries.
The delegation informed the minister that their company had required 3300 acres of land near Mirani Dam, Balochistan for growing Alfalfah for animal fodder to be exported to UAE and showed their interest to install Fodder Plant in the area which would provide job opportunity to 500 people.
The delegation also asked the minister to help resolve the problems regarding water, road and electricity. The delegation expressed the desire that further 200 acres of land would be required for this purpose, which will boost economic growth in the area. The minister assured the delegation that he would provide all possible facilities required. Secretary (MINFAL), Zia ur Rehman, Additional Secretary, Muhammad Salim Jhagra and other high officials of the Ministry were also there in the meeting.-SANA